Dorothy E. Hieber

January 23, 1911 ‒ August 23, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Dorothy E. Hieber, 108, of Galion passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 at Signature HealthCARE of Galion where she has been a resident the past seven years.

Born January 23, 1911 in Fletcher, Ohio she was the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Vantilberg) Beener.  She married John F. Hieber on February 21, 1931 and they enjoyed 66 years together until his passing on September 29, 1997.

She was a graduate of Galion High School, and a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Galion and a past member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sulphur Springs. Dorothy volunteered at Galion Community Hospital with the Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed dancing, reading and traveling, especially going to Florida with husband John after retirement. Dorothy made hundreds of dolls for family and friends and crocheted washcloths for residents of Signature HeathCARE. She was affectionally known as “Grammy Dot.”

She is survived by daughter Joanne (James) Baumgartner of Crestline; grandchildren Douglas (Diana) Wagner of Bucyrus, Lori (Paul) Smith of Lexington and Tonya (Doug) Heyman of Attica; seven great grandchildren; 17 great great-grandchildren and two expected and son-in-law Erwin Wagner of Sulphur Springs.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by infant son Dick Hieber; daughter Joyce Wagner and sisters Elsie Duffy and Harriett Jacobs.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday with Pastor Matthew Peyton officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sulphur Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dorothy Hieber, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Joanne & Family, we are so sorry about your mom passing. She led an amazing life. Your in our thoughts & Prayers

  • Joann and Jim, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you through this difficult time.

  • Joanne, Jim, Lori and family

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother/grandmother. What an amazing life she had. Prayers to all.

    Marty and Jon Penwell

  • Joanne and family, we were Dorothy’s neighbor for many years. My kids used to go visit her on a daily basis. We still hang her Christmas ornaments she made for the kids on a tree every year. Sorry for your loss , she was a beautiful person inside and out . Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  • Jim, Joanne, Lori sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are we you and your families during this trying time.

  • Joanne, Jim, and Lori,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother and Grandmother. You and you family are in my thoughts and prayers!
    Deepest sympathy.

  • Lori,so sorry to read of your Grammy Dot’s passing. I used to love hearing you tell stories of her long life. May she rest in peace.